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BALTASAR GARZON: SANCTIONED, Judge Defied Spanish Authority by Adeyemi Oshunrinade

Gettysburg Institute Post

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Imagine being prosecuted by your own country and stripped of your position of authority; imagine you are thrown off your fame and worldwide recognition and the only crime you are accused of committing was helping victims of past atrocities, to prosecute their offenders and those accused of mass killing during a dictatorial rule. That is exactly what happened to prominent Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzon.

Judge Garzon was initially suspended in May 2010 by a judicial board after he lost an appeal asking the Spanish Supreme Court to dismiss his indictment; Garzon was charged for intentionally violating his jurisdiction by beginning an investigation in October of 2008 into the execution and disappearance of over 100,000 civilians declared missing during the Spanish Civil War; the killings occurred at the hands of supporters of then Spanish dictator Francisco Franco.

Before the investigation by Garzon, there had been no inquiry into the mass killings…

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